OK, so what’s the best wheel design the world has ever seen? The nicest looking wheel trim, hub cap, steelie or alloy wheel. This was the question posed by pillar of the PetrolBlog community, Peter Counsell, in a recent email. Quite rightly, Peter believed it was time PetrolBlog started the hunt to find the ultimate wheel.
It’s at this point that the smart alecks and smart alices will point out that the best wheel design is a round one. And yes, they’d have a point. But we’re looking for the design. The wheel that makes you go weak at the knees.
You’ll have discussed this very subject at the bar on a Friday night. Such conversations are usually heated and involve a fair amount of nodding and strange facial expressions. You know, that face you pull when someone reminds you of something very pretty or agreeable. Like Barbara Bach in The Spy Who Loved Me.
Anyway, moving on.
It’s time to settle the argument once and for all. We need to settle upon the most PetrolBloggy wheel design of all time. As our regular reader, you’ll know we’re not looking for the biggest, the blingiest (is that a word?) or the craziest. We’re not into 20-inch rims or 40-spoke designs encrusted with diamonds mined by unicorns. But hey, if they float your boat, put them forward.
To kick things off, PetrolBlog – in conjunction with Peter Counsell – is putting forward 18 designs that float our boat. There’s something for all here, unless you happen to think big and bling is the way to go.
Ladies and gentleman, choose your weapon. Actually, don’t do that. Choose your wheel instead. Tell us your favourite wheel by using the comments facility, tweeting us on Twitter or talking to us on Facebook. You can use the hashtag #PBWheel if you’ve got nothing better to do. We’ll then run a vote to find the most PetrolBloggy wheel design in the world. Ever.
And the vote may indeed involve Hobnobs.
Over to you…
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